IMF announces tentative $14-$18 billion assistance for Ukraine

Thursday, March 27, 2014
SOURCE: Government of Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has tentatively agreed to provide $14 billion to $18 billion to Ukraine over the next two years. 

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Putin: “Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SOURCE: kremlin.ru

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a treaty to annex Crimea – a move that the United States and European Union stressed violates international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty. 

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Crimea moves to secede from Ukraine, U.S. & EU impose sanction against Russian officials

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Crimea declared that it will secede from Ukraine after a Russian-backed referendum on Sunday. Since February, Russia has mobilized thousands of troops to the strategic Black Sea peninsula,…

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Russia sends troops to Crimea, Ukraine on brink of war

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Russia mobilized troops to Crimea in southeastern Ukraine on Saturday, an “act of aggression” condemned by the interim government in Kyiv, the United States, the European Union, and…

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Arrest warrant issued for Yanukovych

Monday, February 24, 2014
SOURCE: state.gov:

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was placed on a “wanted” list today after Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov opened a criminal investigation into last week’s killings of protesters in…

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks “permanent political asylum” in Brazil

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden today published an open letter seeking “permanent political asylum” in Brazil.  

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Transcript: Testimony of Stewart Baker on possible reforms to the NSA surveillance programs – Oct. 29, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Partial transcript of testimony of Stewart A. Baker, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, on possible reforms to the NSA’s surveillance programs before the House Intelligence Committee on…

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Transcript: Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s Q&A with DNI James Clapper & NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander on surveillance programs – Oct. 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Partial transcript of Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-Illinois) Q&A with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander on NSA’s surveillance programs before…

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Spotlight: Civilian victims of U.S. drone strike briefs Congress

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Transcript: Press Q&A on civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan – Oct. 29, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Partial transcript of press Q&A on civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. The congressional briefing was held on Oct. 29, 2013:

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